WHO-Communicable Diseases Specialist-P4-Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Location: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Date Posted: 27-06-2018
Purpose of the Post:
In the context of the Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will support the development and implementation of a resource mobilization strategy for the country/incident based on the needs expressed in the incident management plans. To research existing and potential donors; draft proposals, donor briefings, reports and updates; ensuring compliance with WHO and donor requirements. Manage the overall and day-to-day activities to secure rapid and sustainable funding for the effective implementation of the incident management operations and ensure accurate, timely reporting.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field  activity (Overview of the programme):
To contribute to the prevention and control of communicable diseases of public health importance.
Organizational Context (Describe the work environment, the role of the individual within the team – team member, specialist, adviser, facilitator, coordinator/manager, representative, expert, authority in the field, etc; available guidelines and degree of independence in decision making, and nature and purpose of contact within and outside the Organization):
The incumbent, within the context of the strategy on communicable diseases, develops and implements the plan of action that helps prevent and control CD’s in the location. Integrating the contributions from across the organization, governments and partnering institutions, national health policies, work on developing prevention programmes that contribute to the prevention communicable diseases of public health importance.
Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what  the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):
  • Assist in developing and implementing innovative approaches, adapted to country needs, for integrating CD prevention and management into the national health policies enhancing the lead role of WHO.
  • Coordinate with the local office on providing guidance and technical support to Ministries of Health in the formulation of national programmes to combat CD’s that integrate synergistically with other outreach initiatives such as community based health programmes and primary health care demonstrating comprehensiveness of organizational outlook and service.
  • Assist in building a network of institutions and health leaders with expertise in community based CD prevention activities; promote training programmes aimed at national capacity building.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with research institutions that lead to greater focus on CD’s and help secure funding and other resource streams; promote operational research activities on chronic diseases.
Main achievements include: Develop CD action plan, develop needs assessment capacities, and support MoH develop national plans.
Functional Skills and Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):
Good knowledge of the epidemiology of chronic diseases and their risk factors.  Technical and managerial competence in one or several chronic diseases programmes.  Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Education (Qualifications):
Essential: Degree in medicine followed by a diploma in internal medicine or public health.
Desirable:  Training in modern teaching/learning methods.  Training in research methodologies
Essential: At least 7 years clinical experience and five years in public health delivery in a developing country at national level and at least two years experience at international level.
Excellent knowledge of English and/or local language. 
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Computer literacy:  word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
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